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. >>> thanks for joining us, everyone. a very big night, as many of you just saw. for months the nation has been debating the islamic center mosque two blocks from the world trade center site. missing from that debate has been the voice of the imam everyone is talking about, feisal abdul rauf. he broke his silence moments ago on cnn. he said if he had to do it over again, he would have chosen another site. when it comes to moving it, all options are on the table but giving in now, he says, could strengthen radicals on all sides and threaten national security. we'll talk extensively about that tonight. much more with people on all sides of the question. first, i want you to hear, in case you missed the whole thing, i want you to hear the most important things that the imam said tonight, some of soledad o'brien's interview, starting with why, for now, he is not moving the center. >> i am extremely concerned about sensitivity, but i also have a responsibility. if we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. the headlines in the muslim world wil
will use this to manipulate public opinion. they've done it in the past. they've done it with things like the danish cartoons and all kinds of perceived slights. this is being reported all over the world. i do think there is some reality there. but the main point -- i would say the main message that i got out of that interview is that this man is genuinely a moderate and is looking for some middle ground. time and again he said i don't rule out anything. and i'm looking for a way to ease the pain of people who felt hurt. i've tried to do this because i thought it would be a peacemaking and bridge-building effort. and that really does seem to be what's motivating him. >> andy, you were on the program last night, saying you don't believe he's a moderate. did anything he say tonight change your mind? >> he has done more good for my movement tonight than 100 demonstrations have done. >> how so? >> he shot himself in the foot so badly, you'll not be able to chisel the smile off my face. >> how so? >> the whole national security thing. that's a veiled threat. he's saying you make me move and gu
. >> thank you for talking with us this evening. we appreciate all your time. let's send it right back to larry king. larry? >> thank you, soledad. outstanding job. want to personally welcome piers morgan to the cnn family. we, at this program, will continue through the end of december and piers will take over his own show in this time slot starting in early january. we will complete 25 1/2 years in this slot on cnn. welcome aboard, piers morgan. katie couric, brian williams, diane sawyer are here tomorrow night along with dr. mehmet oz. we'll stand up to cancer. right now "ac 360" and anderson cooper. anderson? >> larry, thanks very much. >>> thanks for joining us, everyone. a very big night, as many of you just saw. for months the nation has been debating the islamic center mosque two blocks from the world trade center site. missing of that debate has been the voice of the imam everyone is talking about, feisal abdul rauf. he broke his silence moments ago on cnn. he said if he had to do it over again, he would have chosen another sight. when it comes to moving it, all options are on
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